3590Re: Article on Tolkien in _Salon_
- Jun 11, 2001--- In mythsoc@y..., "David S. Bratman" <dbratman@s...> wrote:
> Michael Martinez -[snip]
> It's too difficult to try to make two superficially contradictory
> points at the same time: that the media is wrong in claiming that
> Tolkien fans form a Tolkien cult, and that there is in fact such a
> thing as a Tolkien cult. So I basically give up. Most of the
> places where you're puzzled by what I write result from confusion
> between these points.
Your penchant for reinventing history is the chief cause of your
frustration. If you would not reword everything I say (especially in
such a misleading fashion), you'd find it easier to communicate with
me, not to mention understand what I write, since you wouldn't be
scoping out what you try to write for me.
Try being less hostile, antagonistic, and condescending toward others
and you'll find you'll get a better response from people who don't
believe your sweeping generalizations.
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